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Monday, May 22, 2017

Old Orchard Cranberry’s Summer Cooler Recipes

With summer’s scorching heat around, there’s nothing more delightful than sipping something cold and fruity. However, when you’re after a refreshing drink with the right balance of sweetness-and- tartness, Old Orchard Cranberry Juice is the answer. This thirst quenching drink can complement any meal and can serve as a base for easy-to- prepare mocktails. So whether you’re at home, on a vacation-out- of-town, or at a get-together party, these delightful non-alcoholic infusions would surely be a good company and help bring along the fun!

Non-Alcoholic Sangria

Ingredients:

1 bottle Old Orchard Cranberry 64 oz.
1.5 liter lemon soda
1 orange
1 lemon
24 pieces of grapes

Directions:

1. Combine chilled Old Orchard Cranberry and chilled soda in a punch bowl.
2. Wash fruit. Halve grapes and place in the bunch bowl.
3. Cut the orange and lemon into wedges.
4. Place the orange and lemon slices into the punch bowl. Stir and enjoy.

Summertime Kiddie Cocktail

Ingredients:

1 cup Old Orchard Cranberry Juice
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water
330ml 
Fresh strawberries for garnish

Directions:

1. Mix all liquids together
2. Pour in a tall glass over ice
3. Garnish with fresh strawberries

Cranberry Mocktail

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Old Orchard Cranberry
½ cup ginger ale
Ice
Fruit for garnish

Directions:

1. Pour Old Orchard Cranberry in a large glass over ice.
2. Slowly add ginger ale.
3. Garnish with a fruit slice, if desired.

Old Orchard is exclusively distributed by Fly Ace Corporation in the Philippines and is available in leading supermarkets and drugstores nationwide. For more updates, visit and like its official Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/OldOrchardPH

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Economy and Quality with Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid

I woke up this Mother's Day morning to a wonderful surprise from my two boys. Can you guess what was it?


They were washing the dishes using Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid! Yes, you read it right. What a pleasant way to wake up to, right? I wish it could always be like this. Haha!


We've used Bubble Man dishwashing liquid before, and I only got good words to describe it. You can read my full and honest review here, Product Review: Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid. That's why I'm happy that they remembered me and sent me 3 big bottles this Mother's Day. (Thank you!)

Let me share with you again why I love Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid, and this time in just two words- Economy and Quality. 

Quality
  • non-toxic; it is made with biodegradable ingredients
  • safe and gentle
  • mild scent
  • easy to rinse
  • easy on hands but hard on grease
Economy
  • 270ml bottle is at Php32.50 only 
  • 880ml bottle is at for 65Php only 
  • Promo pack: buy two bottles of 880ml  for only Php120 and two bottles of 270ml for Php55 only.

Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid is really worth every peso spent. Not only is it safe for my family but it's also good for our environment. No wonder even my 2 boys liked it!


Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid is a product of Mikewell World of Household Products Company. It's available in 3 variants; Kalamansi, Lemon and Antibac. It's also available in various supermarkets nationwide. So make sure to check it out!

For more updates visit their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BubblemanPH/.

Make Mother’s Day Unforgettable

Mommies, I'm sure you'd agree that Mothers deserve only the best. For our hard work and dedication in caring for our loved ones. That’s why when Mother’s Day comes around, the one holiday in the year where we get to honor moms around the world, we should all go the distance and make that special day unforgettable. Here are some great ways to make that happen. 


Don’t just buy a gift, make it! While anyone would appreciate a fancy new item from a popular brand, a gift that you made on your own will surely touch more heartstrings. A gift that you crafted yourself will make your mom feel even more loved – as you put in more effort in giving her something special. The gift can be as quaint as a scrapbook, filled with photos of her life’s milestones and messages from her closest friends. 

Remake all her recipes with a twist. Every mom has built their own go-to treasure trove of recipes. Sometimes these go all the way back, recipes they learned from their mom and their grandmother before them. All of us have memories of our mom’s specialty dish. This Mother’s Day, show your mom how much you remember and appreciate everything she’s cooked for you all these years by recreating her signature dish. But this time, give it a unique twist, your own take on her specialty. If you’re willing to put in the time, you can even cook all her signature dishes the entire day – giving her an unforgettable culinary experience down memory lane. 

Celebrate Mother’s Day for an entire week. Why celebrate for just a day when you can do it bit by bit every day? You can start your weeklong celebration on the last Sunday before Mother’s Day. Don’t worry about spending big because It doesn’t have to be lavish. You can just give your mom one special, memorable experience every day. You can treat her to her dream breakfast on the first day, and take her out to her favorite brunch place the next day. What’s important here is that each daily gift or event builds up to Mother’s Day itself where you can go all-out on the fun. 


Take her on a getaway. This Mother’s Day treat requires a bit more budget and planning. To make it truly special, you have to find out everything your mother likes and you have to find a way to make it happen during your special getaway. The getaway itself can’t be a surprise, as you have to make sure everything is properly scheduled and booked – but everything that happens in it can be! This vacation has to be fun and unforgettable so if you can – tag along her closest relatives too. 

When you feel you can do something superbly special for your mom this year, you can do all four! You can make her a unique gift, and prepare signature dishes from her repertoire that can travel well – like cookies and other sweet treats. You can book a weeklong getaway for your mom, filled with all her favorite activities as she spends time with those closest to her. You can make it her best vacation ever, an escapade that celebrates her life and everything she holds dear. And there’s one destination at the heart of Central Luzon where all of this can come true. 


Give your mom an unforgettable vacation experience at Royce Hotel and Casino. Located in Clark Freeport Zone, it’s just an hour’s drive away from Manila or just 5 minutes away from Clark Airport. It’s close to great culinary, historical, and cultural sites in the region, giving your mom access to a wide range of places to visit during her stay. And on Mother’s Day itself, she’ll be pampered like a Queen only at Royce. 

In Royce’s Mom’s Special Day Promo, your mom will be treated to a day of fun, comfort, and great food. And if she dines with at least two paying guests, she gets to eat for free. She can even avail of great room rates! To learn more about Royce and its special Mother’s Day package, simply visit http://www.roycehotelcasino.com/ or subscribe to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/royceclarkph/.

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

For all they’ve done and for everything they still do, our parents deserve all our love. But this May, we celebrate one of them – the selfless, compassionate, and resilient Mom. So when Mother’s Day comes around, let’s do all we can to make the mothers in our life feel special. One way to do that is by giving her a gift that endures – the gift of a happier life. Here are simple tips to make that happen.

Inspired by Mom, just for Mom: JOLLY University Year 4 grand champion whips up special dish tribute to her Mom

Would you agree that the best cook in the world is our mothers? – no dish is as gratifying as the one prepared by Mom. Be it being fed home-cooked meals, learning her kitchen techniques, or being nurtured back to health through comforting soups or desserts, any dish cooked for the family by Mom is always hearty, thanks to her tender loving care.


For 19-year-old Bernice Angeline D. Tenorio, JOLLY University Year 4 Cook-off grand winner, she chose to honor her first kitchen hero, Mommy Lalaine, through her cooking. Unlike dishes that are inspired by trips abroad or created for personal glorification, Bernice’s award-winning recipe at the recent tilt was drawn from her fondest memories of, and deep love for, her amazing mother. 
Champion in the making

The eldest among the brood of six, Bernice grew up in a big family with modest means. Despite financial hardships, her endeavors as a child were much bigger and boundless -– she was raised a champion. Bernice graduated class valedictorian in grade school and was a consistent top student achiever in high school.

Bernice’s interest in cooking didn’t start until her grandmother, who operates a home-based kitchenette in Marilao, Bulacan, passed away in 2012. Left with the nostalgia of keeping her mother’s recipes alive, Mommy Lalaine decided to take over the business. From there, Bernice knew she needed to help her mother run it, thus they decided that she will take up Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Sto. Tomas (UST). 

A self-trained cook and home-based baker, Mommy Lalaine is a former magazine writer and reporter with a degree in Mass Communication from St. Scholastica’s College Manila. She gave up her career to become a full-time housewife and mother to Bernice and her other siblings.

“She’s my first idol and mentor. I learned a lot about cooking from her, I look up to her and I try to mirror her strength: her patience, discipline, resourcefulness, the diligence, and how she handled the nitty-gritty aspects of running our small kitchen while looking after the family’s welfare. I remember both of us staying up till the wee hours of the morning finishing bulk food orders or decorating cakes for customers. It was tiring but very fulfilling,” she remarked.

Bernice said that her Mom’s perseverance simply astounds her. “Just like she would in her cakes and pastry creations, she would strive long and hard in executing to the detail to beautifully achieve the end results.” 

Jolly moment 

When the news about JOLLY University Year 4 cooking competition reached Bernice in UST, she immediately signed up to try out, for a chance to showcase her innate cooking abilities. Mommy Lalaine, her Dad and her siblings supported her in her cook-off bid.


With much thought and a grateful heart, Bernice, with the help of her coach, came up with the Chicken and Mushroom Empanadilla dish, her prized entry in the recent JOLLY University Year 4 Cook-Off. The recipe was simple yet creative, an easy-to-do JOLLY-inspired dish with balanced elements that satisfied judges’ expectations. According to Bernice, the Empanadilla, which is her original recipe, is her “little” way of thanking mommy Lalaine for everything she has done for her and the family. 

Though the recipe that wowed judges at the JU competition took only less than two weeks to finalize, Bernice is happy that she was given the golden opportunity to show her best while dedicating a dish made just for her Mom –- win or lose. “I didn’t have a clear sense of winning; the other entries were equally great. It was a tough competition; I just maintained focus and trust in my abilities, and tried my best to apply what I have learned from Mom and from the JU boot camp. I’m pleased to have fought and won the title for my Mom,” she said.

Success beyond measure

Now on her way to breaking new and higher grounds as an aspiring professional chef -- Bernice is busy training along with fellow representatives from UST for her first out-of-the-country culinary competition, the Hong Kong Culinary Classics happening this May – she couldn’t think of anyone else to dedicate her hard-earned triumphs and delicious new dishes other than her mother.

“If there is one thing that I’ve learned in this journey with my Mom is that there is a reason behind every action that we are doing. Whether good or bad, you learn from the experience and you’ll come out as a better person. There’s still a long road ahead of me. But with perseverance, guidance, and constant love and support from my loved ones especially my mother, I know many wonderful things will happen eventually,” she concluded.

Bernice’s mom is a living portrait of the many mothers who have selflessly supported, endlessly inspired, and rejoiced in their children’s unforgettable life milestones. 


JOLLY, for its part, pays tribute to all the amazing mothers by providing quality canned vegetables and fruit products that will help Moms cook easy to prepare and healthy dishes that will inspire to celebrate jolly family meal times together. 

Fly Ace Corporation is one of the leading food and beverage consumer goods companies in the country today. Propelling limitless multiple-category growth by bringing the best of the world closer to Filipino consumers, Fly Ace Corporation’s portfolio of food and beverage products includes house brands and exclusively distributed brands. To learn more about Fly Ace, visit www.flyacecorp.com.

JOLLY is a canned fruits and vegetable line marketed and exclusively distributed by Fly Ace Corp. For more updates, visit jolly.com.ph or like its official Facebook fanpage or follow via Twitter and Instagram (@jollyeatsph).